Matt Roads is a co-founder of Ivy Hill Entertainment and a professional bassist based out of the Bay Area since 2007. Graduating with a B.A. in Jazz Performance in 2011, and a M.A. in Multimedia in 2014 Matt has been a serial spender on education.
In addition to local performances, Matt has enjoyed touring nationally and internationally with David Binney, Art Lande, Tim Armacost, Mr. Kind, Loudtalkers, Rivvrs, Fantastic Negrito and many more. In 2014 Matt and his research team at CSUEB released the Sand Noise Device, an augmented reality sand box that creates generative music and projections. Their work was showcased at Moogfest, Maker Faire, and Engadget Expand NY, as well as being featured in CNet, NY Times, Billboard, Heise, and other prominent publications. Through his work as a musician and as a multimedia startup junkie, Matt brings a wealth of practical and conceptual skills to the Ivy Hill team.
Wesley Woo is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist from the Oakland based funk and soul band Trace Repeat. He is also a house engineer at the Oakland based recording studio Watershed Sound, and an avid freelance dog walker in his spare time.
Brian is a Boston-area native who has supported himself through musical performance for most of the last decade, first as a street performer and college touring artist in the northeast, and most recently through private events, farmers markets, restaurants, bars, and wineries in California.
Brian has released a number of recordings both under his name and with Oakland-based electro-acoustic band Mr. Kind.
As a member of Oakland pop-punk outfit The Matches (1997-2009), Jonathan has toured the world and released a handful of acclaimed CDs on Epitapth Records, all before the age of 25.
Recent years have seen solo releases under Bird by Bird, his work as guitarist and producer for Mr. Kind, production/mixing credits out of his studio (Finish Ticket, Holychild, Brent Walsh), Dirt Room in El Cerrito, and performing at weddings and private events. Jonathan's diverse history playing and performing, as well as booking and management, make him a great fit for artist development and production roles within Ivy Hill Entertainment.
Zen has been writing, teaching and performing music since the 90s and quickly stepped into the world of artist and event management, managing alternative act Picture Atlantic and orchestrating and hosting a series of concerts and Open Mics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Passionate about supporting independent art and artists and bringing huge ideas to life, Zen couldn't be more excited to be part of building IHE. His current creative project is co-hosting and producing the podcast The House Show Show.